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About Shawn

Co-owner and one of the founders of Radar Hill, Shawn is an award-winning public speaker. He loves working with business owners, and tries to keep up with marketing trends.

March 9: Google Partners Connect Healthcare

Radar Hill is a Google PartnerThe Internet gives every business a chance to achieve success. As a certified Google Partner, Radar Hill is inviting you to join us for a free Google event where you’ll hear from digital marketing and advertising specialists about the latest insights into the healthcare industry. Continue reading

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We Are Hiring: Front End / Website Developer

We are adding to the team at Radar Hill and have an opening for a phenomenal, multi-talented Front End / Website Developer. Do you have the skills and aptitude to join us? Continue reading

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Winter Tips, Tricks & Shiny Stuff

Welcome to 2016 and another exciting year here on Vancouver Island. With the holiday festivities behind us, it is time for this season’s collection of useful tips, reviews, and links of interest. Don’t let the title of this newsletter mislead you. The tips don’t relate to winter, snow, heavy rain or gloom, but hopefully they are of interest to local businesses and our clients. Continue reading

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December: What’s up on the Hill?

Thank you card with ribbon and bow on blue snowflake background, thank you cardThank you! Thank you to every one of you who made 2015 a fantastic success. We’ve had a full and productive year at Radar Hill. Now that 2015 is coming to a close, here is some news we want to share about staff and friends. Continue reading

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Looking Back On The Year

Radar Hill programmer Shannon cradling Dan's wheaten terrier, Oliver.In difficult moments such as these (the internet is down), we take time to reflect on the past year of achievements, struggles, and good times.

Here at Radar Hill, it’s been a busy year. As a programmer, I spend most of my time burrowed away in the back room. I’ve got Lady Gaga in my headphones and pages of code spread out on both monitors. When Dan or Shawn bring a client to the office, they parade past me so I can glance up and say “sup?” and they can prove that their code monkeys exist.

And it seems like that happened a lot this year? So that must mean that business is good? Cool!

It was a busy year for me too. I helped out with a lot of cool websites — here are some of my favourites: Continue reading

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Press Release: Victoria Hospice Launches New Celebrate A Life Website

MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2015

Victoria Hospice Launches New Celebrate A Life Website

Leave an online tribute for your loved ones

Victoria, B. C. – In celebration of the 30th annual Celebrate A Life event, Victoria Hospice is excited to launch an online platform that provides individuals and families a new and unique way to remember their loved ones during the holiday season. Beginning December 1st, visit CelebrateALifeVictoria.ca to hang a special, personalized tribute ornament on the new virtual tree. Continue reading

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Autumn Tips, Tricks & Shiny Stuff

leavesThe Halloween festivities are over, ghosts, goblins and ghoulish ghouls are creeping and crawling back into their crates, and it is time for this season’s collection of useful tips, reviews, and links of interest.
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Invitation: Introduction to Google Analytics – Nov. 4

Google Analytics Workshops with Radar HillHow do you get more business from your website visitors? Use Google Analytics to create detailed reports about website traffic, and measures conversions and sales. It is the most widely used website statistics service. Continue reading

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Give and Take

Girl with giftWe are well into what some consider the real New Years – September, when so many activities and plans start fresh or get refreshed. We might give our time with a new push in our business, or a new volunteer activity. We may take a late vacation or a class to improve our knowledge. For this newsletter, here is our Give and Take.

Give:

Radar Hill is Cleaning House

Literally, we are going through our storage room and have unearthed many items that may be useful to someone else. These items are free to any Radar Hill clients, and we hope they can be of use: Continue reading

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How to tell if a suspicious email is legitimate

Button keypad spam with envelope icon. Internet concept.Recently a friend of ours received an ominous email, purportedly from Gmail, indicating that his email account would be shut down. How could you tell if it was legitimate?

Here is what he was sent: Continue reading

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Workshop: Writing For The Web

July 27th: Writing For The Web

If you are running a blog or writing content for your website, how do you know if you are doing it right? People read differently on the web than they do on paper, and if your website doesn’t reflect that, you can lose interest, authority, and customers. Search engines like Google also have their own rules for content, running a thin tightrope for you to walk in order to maintain your ranking.

Come to our next workshop and learn how to balance readability and search results in this beginner’s workshop for website owners and blog writers. Continue reading

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Invitation: Responsive Websites with The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce

Invitation: Lunch & Learn on Responsive Websites

In a multi-device, multi-screen world, websites must be optimized to look and function on every device: desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, e-reader, game console, and more. The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch & Learn, with presenter Shawn O’Hara of Radar Hill Web Design. Join us to find out more about: Continue reading

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